It is my great pleasure as President to reveal three bits of lovely news.
Firstly, I just received this from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. We're down one of three approvals - now on to the Swan River Trust and the City of Perth. The fact the MRA has given our deck redevelopment the tick is a big deal. They have advised that we may need a Section 18 approval from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and should raise this with the South West Aboriginal Land and Swan Council, so there are still hoops to jump through but it is another step done.
Secondly: Cam from Curtin has directed a big thanks in the direction of WARC for our support of the crew from Clontarf. He is doing an amazing job getting this program off the ground and it goes to show how important the "vibe" out at a regatta is. In other news, Curtin has launched a new website and you can check it out here.
Finally, the Department of Heritage has asked permission to use a picture of WARC to put up in the State Heritage offices. So it looks like a nice pic of Dean's will be up for all time on the wall to remind the Heritage people that we're here.
There is much rowing news, which will be put together in the next newsletter. An early highlight now though: Man of the match would have to go to Jono who stroked the winning B-8 in thunderous conditions in a borrowed zoot suit. Well played.